TALK­ING TOWNS

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT -

THE gov­ern­ment’s an­nounced pol­icy on con­di­tions on un­em­ploy­ment ben­e­fits is not help­ful in stem­ming the drift of young job seek­ers from coun­try ar­eas.

Coun­try towns are los­ing en­ter­pris­ing youth to larger in­dus­trial cen­tres and the new ini­tia­tives with all the reper­cus­sions for busi­ness and the com­mu­nity will has­ten this ex­o­dus.

Eidsvold this year did not have enough young ath­letes to field a rugby league team, and the ten­nis courts re­main idle.

By all means our young peo­ple should have op­por­tu­ni­ties to travel, to learn, work and study and the au­thor­i­ties and all of us should pro­vide the en­vi­ron­ment to en­cour­age them to re­turn.

Richard Roth, Peo­ple For Eidsvold

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